From "Prashant B Ingawale" : Dear Seniors,
We are getting Rs. 1500.00 per month as Salary Compnent Washing Allowance
Is this amount is tax free as per income tax/
What is the upper income tax free limit of Washing Allowance ?
Thanks in anticipation....!!!
17th April 2013 From India, Pune

K C S Kutty 61
Dear Prashant, Pl read Section 10(14)(i) and Rule 2 BB of Income Tax Act 1961 to know about the exemptions of allowances and give the reply ( your opinion) to us. Regards, K C S Kutty
18th April 2013 From India, Madras
kprasoon 159
Any allowance is exempted only to the extent of actual expenditure incurred for the purpose for which it is given.
As far as I know, if you are required to wear a certain type of uniform while at work, then only you are entitled for washing allowance exemption.If you wear routine clothes at work, washing allowance is not deductible.
19th April 2013 From India, Pune
saswatabanerjee 1780
Except travel allowance of Rs. 800 per month, all other amounts of monthly allowance is taxable. Reimbursement of washing expenses would be exempt.
I think the only other allowance that is tax free to certain extent is education allowance.
22nd April 2013 From India, Mumbai
Shishank Dahiya
I think the only other allowance that is tax free to "certain extent" is education allowance. Please may i know what do you mean by "certain extent" here.
23rd April 2013 From India, Gurgaon
saswatabanerjee 1780
Certain extent means that there is a cap on the amount.
For example transport allowance is exempt for up to rs. 800 per month. Beyond that it is taxable. Education allowance used to be tax free for rs. 500 per month per child. I am told it has been increased, but I have not had time to verify the current limit.

23rd April 2013 From India, Mumbai
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